Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree knows the pain of having to decide between going out with your mates or saving money, and sadly this struggle continues into your postgraduate degree. However, who says there aren’t loopholes to help you with managing your money as a postgrad? Summer work Most undergrad degrees finish in … Continue reading To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student
Hi, my name is Sammie. I am in my 4th year at the University of York. I previously studied BSc Environmental Geography for three years, and now I’m engaged in MSc Sustainability Science for a further year. I’m a long-standing member of the Archery Society and love the University for its gorgeous campus and friendly … Continue reading Making it work: part-time employment and full-time degrees!
The SIGN project, based out of the department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (TFTI), is looking to appoint a postgraduate student on a casual basis to assist in a research project relating to the impact of diversity schemes on the career trajectory of those in the screen industries. The successful candidate will support a research … Continue reading Part-Time Research Assistant Opportunity
When you arrive at University your first thoughts might not be about securing a part-time job, and if it is you might not know where to look, who to contact or what are the best jobs to get. A great thing about the University of York is the number of part-time jobs they offer to … Continue reading Can I get a part-time job at university?
I decided I was going to undertake a Masters course fulltime which meant leaving a job I really loved and a reliant income that I’d become attached to. Although I’d only been working for three years, returning to studying felt like a big change. I was nervous about how I would cope financially. I’m now … Continue reading Returning to studying: financing a Masters
9am – morning lecture I’ll try and be as honest as I can here. As a natural scientist student, you’ll get used to early mornings!! Studying multiple subjects means that your timetable is always pretty busy, so lie-ins are few and far between. A 9am lecture over in chemistry starts the day. We share all … Continue reading Day in the life of a Natural Scientist
It’s not often something we like to talk about, but it’s an unavoidable fact that starting a PhD doesn’t just require time and effort, but can also be major a financial commitment. That said, there are several routes and options for funding postgraduate study. Whether you’re lucky enough to receive a research council studentship, decide … Continue reading The F Word: Funding Postgraduate Research
In terms of finance, the Masters year can feel like a squeeze. At undergrad level there were loads of schemes and reasonable loans. At PhD level, the majority of people apply for funding with a stipend, making it more like a paid job. The things I found this year were in the middle: some people … Continue reading I need a dollar: funding PG studies
Hello, my name is Willow. I am a part-time student at the York Plasma Institute (YPI), currently halfway through my taught masters in fusion energy. I live a fair way off campus so my day usually starts with a bike ride. It takes me about 10 minutes to cycle down Tang Hall road, cross the … Continue reading A day in the life of an MSC Fusion Energy student
Hi I’m Megan! I’m a third year Music student at the University of York. I’ve absolutely loved my time here and my overall experience has been hugely varied from learning about the psychology of music to getting involved with the Musical and Aerobics societies. There is so much going on at York, both on campus … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Music student